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International Crimes Tribunal

Slack second spell of hartal underway

Slack second spell of hartal underway

  The second spell of the countrywide hartal sponsored by the Jamaat-e-Islami protesting the death penalty of party chief Motiur Rahman Nizami is underway in Dhaka in a relaxed manner. The shutdown started at 6:00am today and will continue till 6:00am on Tuesday. Public transportation was seen plying city streets though the traffic appeared shallower than...

Jamaat calls 24-hr hartal for Thursday

Jamaat calls 24-hr hartal for Thursday

Aggrieved by today's war crimes verdict on Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali, the party has called a countrywide 24-hour hartal (shutdown) for Thursday. The party will enforce a 6:00am Thursday, a staff of Jamaat publicity wing told The Daily Star. Jamaat has been observing a 72-hour nationwide general strike enforced protesting the death penalty awarded...

Reasons for long delay

Reasons for long delay

The international crimes tribunal was guided by the constitution, laws and evidence and did not compromise with any person or organisation, said the Tribunal-1 chief in his introductory comments before delivering yesterday's verdict. "We do not compromise or have any understanding. We are not guided by anyone. We compromise with only incident, evidence, law...

Ghulam Azam verdict: SC hearing on appeals starts Dec 2

Ghulam Azam verdict: SC hearing on appeals starts Dec 2

The Supreme Court today fixed December 2 for starting hearing the appeals filed by convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam and the government challenging the verdict that awarded the former Jamaat ameer 90 years’ imprisonment for his wartime offences. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain fixed the...

Charge framing decision against 3 Bagerhat Razakers Nov 5

Charge framing decision against 3 Bagerhat Razakers Nov 5

A tribunal in Dhaka today fixed November 5 to decide whether it will frame charges against three suspected war criminals of Bagerhat for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim came up with the decision after concluding hearing...

Showing 2 Arrestees As War Crimes Suspects

Tribunal rejects prosecution plea

For the first time since its inception in March 2010, an international crimes tribunal yesterday did not allow the prosecution plea to show two suspected war criminals arrested in connection with committing crimes against humanity. The International Crimes Tribunal-2, however, asked the prosecution to submit on November 2 a progress report on the investigation into Mahidur Rahman and Afsar Hossain's alleged war-time crimes committed in Chapainawabganj. Mahidur and Afsar had been arrested at Chapainawabganj on September 16 in a criminal case,...

War tribunal set to get own manpower

After four and a half years of its formation, the International Crimes Tribunal is going to get its own manpower for the smooth functioning of the special courts dealing with the sensational trial of the war crimes accused. In an advertisement published in different daily newspapers on September 11, the tribunal authority sought to recruit third and fourth class employees for 54 posts, bringing an end to a long-drawn-out process, the need for which was felt ever since the tribunal's...

Charges pressed against 3 Bagerhat 'Razakars'

Charges pressed against 3 Bagerhat 'Razakars'

The prosecution today pressed eight charges against three war crime accused for their alleged crimes against humanity in Bagerhat during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The accused are Sheikh Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master, 72, Khan Akram Hossain, 61, and Abdul Latif Talukdar, 68. The trio joined the Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of...

Order on Bergman’s war trial remarks Oct 13

Order on Bergman’s war trial remarks Oct 13

A special tribunal in Dhaka today fixed October 13 for passing an order regarding the contempt of court proceedings against David Bergman, a Dhaka-based British journalist,for allegedly demeaning the tribunal. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 led by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan fixed the date after both the petitioner and defence counsels completed their submission...

Alim's body handed over to family after autopsy

Alim's body handed over to family after autopsy

The body of convicted war criminal Abdul Alim, who died of cancer yesterday, was handed over to his family members after his autopsy this afternoon. Khalid Bin Alim,a son of Alim, received the body from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital authorities at noon, Farman Ali, senior jail super of Dhaka Central Jail, told The...

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